GWINN, Mitchell, Jr.
Gwinn, Mitchell (Mitch), Jr., CPCU-age 85-passed away March 7, 2013. He was born May 19, 1927 in Atlanta, where he attended Tech High School. A naval veteran of World War II, he saw action in the Battle of Okinawa. He spent fifty years in the property and casualty insurance business, employed in underwriting, production and management. He earned his Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters designation in 1957. A founder of Southern General Insurance Company, he served as President of that firm for more than 20 years. He was also former Vice Chairman of that company’s affiliate, Insurance House. He served as President of the Georgia Chapter CPCU, President of the National Association of Surplus Lines Offices, President of the Georgia Premium Finance Association, President of the Georgia Fieldmen’s Association, Skipper of the Georgia Mariner’s Club and Emperor of the National Grappa Society. He received the Georgia Women’s Insurance Association’s “Boss of the Year Award” and the Georgia Independent Insurance Agent’s prestigious Herman Haas Award for his exemplary service to the insurance industry. He enjoyed the theater, was an avid fan of Gilbert & Sullivan music and served as Chairman of the Southeastern Savoyards (now the Atlanta Lyric Theatre). He especially found pleasure in spending time with his family and many friends at his horse farm in northeast Alabama. Survivors include Jacquelyn, his wife, two sons, Mitch and Wes, daughters-in-law, Kathy and Monica, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and his beloved Barbara. In lieu of flowers, please make a tax-free donation to Atlanta Lyric Theatre (404) 377-9948. Arrangements under the direction of H. M. Patterson & Son Canton Hill. Online condolences may be expressed at